Zomba Central Hospital water supply disconnected

Many patients at Zomba Central Hospital (ZCH have been left stranded after the health facility had its water cut off Thursday by the Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) over unpaid bills amounting to K13.5 million.

Water disconnected at Zomba central hospital
Water disconnected at Zomba central hospital

The eastern region’s referal health facility has two accounts; one is for the main and has a bill of K9 million whereas the tank (reservoir) has accumulated about K4.5 million for the past few months.

The development has caused panic to patients and guardians at the hospital as water is essential to human life and other operations at the health facility.

A Nyasa Times source at the hospital said the reservoir has the capacity to serve the premises for a period of at least two days.

“If management is not going to settle the water bills within the next 24 hours I sense trouble especially at the wards. As a referral hospital, management should have avoided this by holding discussions with Southern Region Water Board to resolve the matter amicably,” said the source.

ZCH administrator Thom Chisale was non-commital on the development.

“Who told you that? Have you visited the hospital to verify your information? Which side of the hospital have you checked?” queried Chisale.

But the source argued to say the water which is running at the hospital at the moment is coming from the reservoir.

Water is a key resource in the operations at the hospital.

Recently,  SRWB whose chair is consumer activist John Kapito, disconnected water supply at thyolo district hospital due to unsettled bills that the facility owes the board reportedly amounting to MK 11 million.

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mike Kapindula
mike Kapindula
6 years ago

In western countries the person who heads the ministry in question has to resign but in malawi ali chabe mimba kusu put pressure on them they must go.This shows that the minister incharge is failing to discharge his or her duties thats why things like water bills are not paid.

Muyuda
Muyuda
6 years ago

2 bad!!!! U are killing u’r own people. Its a hospital, u know that, do s/thing to save lives of those innocent patients. I beg.

Chabecheker
6 years ago

Consider to drill a borehole whose water should be treated in big water tank:and to instal submerge water pump into the borehole

ibrahim makwati
ibrahim makwati
6 years ago

madzi ndimoyo kuchipatala ndikomwe timapeza chithandizo ngati kulibe madzi ndiye kuti miyoyo yambiri ilipachiophyezo

Mzumara
Mzumara
6 years ago

Tiye nazoni a Kapito

kumbu
kumbu
6 years ago

Mavuto

Chulu
6 years ago

Cutting water supply at a hospital????? Are you kidding?

CJ
CJ
6 years ago

Malawi at 50 years.

ZAMADALA
6 years ago

NO FWE FWE FWE ! DULANI MADZI NDI MAGESIWO !!!

Onawaka Gondwe
6 years ago

I’m a lesbian and addicted to mankhwala achikuda please help!

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